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    a combination or the combination

    Geiliable, _______ combination of Chinese pinyin and English, is an example of _____ popular web language.
    A. a; the B.the; a

    I thought "a combination of A and B" is more common. But the answer is B.

    Is it a correct answer? Should we say "a popular web language" or "the popular web language"?

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    Jason

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    Re: a combination or the combination

    Both a and the are possible in the first gap, but only a works in the second.

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    Re: a combination or the combination

    Thank you! So we had better say " a popular web language" instead of "the popular web language" because it means "a kind of". It is not already mentioned before in this case.

    Am I right?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: a combination or the combination

    There are a number of web languages and this is one of them.

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